A-dventure-Z: The Story of the Alphabet


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Retail: $22.50
Size: 8.25 x 8.25 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 86
Pub Date: 2003
ISBN: 9789652205315
ISBN-13: 9789652205315
Item Number: 567625
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Both entertaining and educational, A-dventure-Z: The Story of the Alphabet illustrates the history and development of the ancient signs that eventually led to the creation of the Roman alphabet. Under the influence of Egyptian hieroglyphics, proto-Canaanite pictograms in the second millennium B.C.E. evolved and split into different alphabetical systems, such as Phoenician, Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Arabic. The illustrations in this book are based on the forms of the letters as they appear in ancient inscriptions and are accompanied by rich palaeographical, historical, and linguistic information. A-dventure-Z features whimsical full-page color illustrations that leap from the page and draw the reader into the story of the alphabet. Beautifully bound and printed, this book is a delightful educational gift to give to a child.